Local Acts Featured In Millennium Park's Summer Concert Series

Courtesy of  The City of Chicago

The City of Chicago has announced the line-up for their summer concert series held at The Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. Chicago acts featured in the 2016 season include indie rockers Marrow, vocal duo Homme, rapper Probcause, funk/soul band Sidewalk Chalk and guitarist-songwriter Ryley Walker. National and International acts include Lee Fields & The Expressions, Nnenka, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, King Sunny Ade, Jose Gonzalez, Sinkane, Lower Dens, Tall Heights and more. The Millennium Park Music Series is formerly titled Downtown Sound and Made in Chicago. All the concerts are free, all ages and open to the public.

The series kicks off on Monday, June 6th at 6:30PM featuring Blonde Redhead and Ryley Walker. The series runs every Monday and Thursday throughout the summer with breaks for The Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza.

A full-schedule can be found below. Dates, times and acts are subject to change. We found the @Millennium_Park Twitter account to be particularly real-time and helpful last year in regards to updates, especially during weather events.

The Millennium Park Music Series 2016:

Monday, June 6th
Blonde Redhead + Ryley Walker

Thursday, June 9th
Lee Fields & The Expressions + Makaya McCraven

Monday, June 13th
Rodrigo Amarante + Leyla MaCalla

Thursday, June 16th
Nneka + Gina Chavez

Monday, June 20th
DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation + Kelan Phil Cohran’s Summer Solstice Ensemble

Thursday, June 23th
Maceo Parker + Marrow

Monday, June 27th
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra + Ecos del Pacifico

Thursday, June 30th
TBD + Lower Dens

Monday, July 4 and Thursday, July 7 No Shows – Week of Taste of Chicago

Monday, July 11th
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force + ProbCause

Thursday, July 14th
Azymuth + Sidewalk Chalk

Monday, July 18th
King Sunny Ade + Ugochi & The Afro Soul Ensemble

Thursday, July 21th
Heritage Blues Orchestra + Toshi Reagon

Monday, July 25th
The Jones Family Singers + Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir

Thursday, July 28th - No Show – Lollapalooza Weekend

Monday, Aug. 1th
Jose Gonzalez + Tall Heights

Mondays, August 8, 15 and 22 No Shows

Thursday, Aug. 4th
Sinkane + Mark de Clive-Lowe

Thursday, Aug. 11th
Mbongwana Star + Dos Santos Antibeat Orchestra

Thursday, Aug. 18th
Elephant Revival + Mandolin Orange

Thursday, Aug. 25th